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Over the past half century Gardline has grown from a local Great Yarmouth based company to one of the largest marine survey companies in the world.


Gardline has been instrumental in the marine industry for 50 years. Some highlights include being at the forefront of the emerging site survey industry in the 1970s to de-risk the drilling industry. We were the foremost hydrographic contractor to the UK Government during the 80s, 90s and 2000s, to improve maritime safety in UK waters. We were the biggest player in the UNCLOS market during the 90s and early 2000s, helping coastal states extend continental shelves. We grew our expertise in the site survey industry to West Africa and South East Asia during the 80s and 90s. 2002 saw the diversification and expansion of Gardline to include geotechnical and environmental survey services. 



Humble beginnings: Gardline Shipping Limited was established in Lowestoft in 1969.



Setting sail: Gardline purchase their first three survey vessels.

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Starting up: Gardline relocated and set up their first Survey Division.



Coming together: 2002 saw the incorporation of all companies forming Gardline Marine Sciences Limited.



Moving forwards: Gardline becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.



50 years of know-how: Gardline celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Celebrating 50 years of industry experience


Our 50th Anniversary

Since 1969, Gardline have been providing marine survey services to the offshore energy sector.


'The Gardline Book'

'The First 40 Years: A Celebration' - A book about the history of Gardline.

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To further improve our safety culture and reach our goal of an incident-free working environment, Gardline has adopted the Boskalis NINA safety programme.

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